5 November 2010: NEW YORK – American Gemological Laboratories (AGL): Following a presentation during the Gem-A conference recently held in London, England, Christopher P. Smith, President and Chief Gemologist of AGL was elected to Fellowship of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A). The presentation was made in the magnificent surroundings of Goldsmiths’ Hall, London.
“FGA credentials and affiliation with the Fellowship of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, is our industry’s oldest and one of the most widely respected gemological honors.” Smith stated, “I feel very privileged to have received this special consideration and I am proud to become a member of this famous organization.”
Dr Jack Ogden, CEO of Gem-A said “Chris is highly respected internationally for his gemological research and he has demonstrated his commitment to upholding the standards of the gemstone and jewelry industry and furthering the advancement of gemology over the many years of his career. We are pleased to welcome him into our association and for him to become an FGA.”